National Capital Area Council’s
Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow!
When: November 16, 2019
Where: Annandale High School 4700 Medford Dr. Annandale, VA 22003
Doors open at 7:30
What is Pow Wow? Pow Wow is a supplemental, action-packed training event for adult Cub Scout Leaders, Pack Committee Members, Charter Organization Representatives, parents of Cub Scouts, and Cub Scout-interested persons. You’ll spend the day learning new ideas, concepts, and having hands-on experiences that will enhance your ability to deliver and support a fun-filled, exciting program to Cub Scouts.
When is Pow Wow? Pow Wow is Saturday, November 16, 2019. Doors open at 7:30 am with 8:00 am for walk-in registration (please, no early arrivals) and pre-registered package pick-up in the cafeteria. Opening ceremony begins at 8:25 am. The first training session starts at 9:00 am.
Where is Pow Wow? At Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale, Virginia. Here is a map. Walk-in registration and pre-reistered check-ins are in the school’s cafeteria.
Who should attend Pow Wow? All registered adult Cub Scout leaders, potential leaders, and interested parents. That would include: Cub- masters and their Assistant Cubmasters; Lion Den Guides and adult partners; Tiger Den Leaders, their Assistants and adult partners; Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Den Leaders and their co-Assistant Leaders; Pack Committee members and activity/event Chairpersons and coordinators; and anyone who wants to learn more about how to deliver a better Cub Scout program. Oh! And let’s not forget Charter Organization Representatives, they need to come too.
Training sessions are offered on relevant topics for every Cub Scout position and are designed to help you make your Cub Scout program fun and exciting for the Cub Scouts … and for you too!!!
Pow Wow is an all-day adult training event and the course sessions are intended for adults only. Unfortunately, we do not have provisions or accommodations for children watching or their daycare. The training day is just for adults … just for you. Thank you.
How much does Pow Wow cost? Pre-register, on-line by midnight on November 12, 2019 and get the discounted registration fee of $40.00. After midnight on November 12, 2019, we stop electronic registration and, then you will have to register as a ‘walk-in” at the event. The cost for walk-in registration on the day of the event is $51.00. Of course, we will take mail-in registrations as well, but it must be postmarked by November 12, 2019 to take advantage of the $40.00 discounted registration fee.
All courses have limited enrollment and many fill very quickly. Courses that reach maximum enrollment will not be available when you electronically pre-registration or at walk-in registration. So … register here, now!! Remember on-line registration closes on midnight on November 12, 2019.
What’s included for the registration fee? The Pre-registration fee includes a day of training (as many as six courses, an event patch, lunch with beverage and a cookie, and as much scout fellowship, spirit, and networking you can take-in during the day!! We place our lunch order on November 10, 2019 so it is important that you pre-register so that we can arrange for your lunch. With walk-ins on the day of the event, we may not have an extra lunch for you … so you may want to bring your own lunch or a snack, just in case. And, while we wish we could accommodate all dietary needs, it is just not possible with such a large group. If you have special dietary restrictions, please feel free to bring your own lunch.
Den Chief Training … What’s That? We offering Den Chief Training for Scouts who want to help Cub Scout leaders with their dens or pack programs. Leaders who want to learn what a Den Chief are welcome to attend this session. If you plan to have a Den Chief, we recommend you attend this session so you can learn how they can help you.
Scouts registering for Den Chief training have the same registration fees and registration deadlines for discounted electronic pre-registration ($40.00) or walk-in registration ($51.00) and they need their Scoutmaster’s approval.
Den Chief Training is an all-morning training session and enrollment is limited…so register early.
Scouts adult leaders attending Den Chief need to be in a complete and proper Scout uniform, bring the latest edition of the Den Chief Handbook, and have paper and a pencil or pen for note taking. This training supplements the on-line Den Chief Training.
Lunch, beverage, and a cookie are included with the Den Chief Training registration fee. And, we want your Scout to stay for lunch and join the lunchtime fun, but Den Chief Training is over at 1:00 pm. You will need to make sure he has a way to get home at 1:00 pm. Thank you.
What should I bring to Pow Wow? That’s easy … wear your Scout uniform, bring a notepad, a pen, and a tote or book bag for the handouts and goodies. Also, bring your Cub Scout Spirit and your BIGGEST Cub Scout smile. There will be a Trading Post with all sorts of Cub Scout items to purchase … so extra pocket money will come in handy to make your Trading Post purchase.
What’s being offered at Pow Wow? The Course Descriptions are here, while the Course Schedule is here. Class sessions are limited in enrollment and fill quickly. Enrollment is on a first-come basis. Register early for the best course choices. We strongly encourage everyone to pre-register so that we can best serve you and enroll you in classes that interests you … and have a lunch ready for you, too.
Confused as to what to take? Use the Leader Quick Pics schedule. These are courses we recommend based upon your raising (or next year) Cub Scout leadership position, if you just do not know what to take. Leaders Quick Picks are here.
What do I need to do to pre-register for Pow Wow? Download the Course Descriptions and the Course schedule, pick your primary courses and time sessions. Have back-up course selected just in case your primary course selection is not available. Then make your course selections using our on-line registration system. Make sure you have a major credit card handy when you register. Keep track of your course selections as you select your courses.
You will receive an on-screen confirmation of your registration after making your on-line payment. Print a copy of the confirmation as it is your receipt.
Remember, if a course is filled, its closed, and you will not be able to select it during the registration process even though it may appear on the electronic course description and course schedule pages.
Don’t have a credit card!!!n Use the echeck option on registration.
What’s the Refund Policy? For events with fees over $25.00 per person, a full refund may be issued if the registration is cancelled within 3 days of being made. After 3 days of making the registration but not within 14 of the event the customer is charged 15% of the registration cost being cancelled. Once within 14 days of the event the customer is charged 100% of the registration cost being cancelled. A full refund may be made in the case of illness, military orders, or if the event is cancelled by the Council.
Some Helpful Hints about registration from the Pow Wow Chairman:
- Although you can select your course classes “on the fly”, it is strongly suggested that you review the 2019 Course Descriptions and Course Schedule before you make your selections. Be sure to have a back-up course selected for each of your “first choice” course selections, just in case your “first choice” course selection is not available.
- If you do not see a course session on the registration form, the course is full and not available for selection or enrollment. Sorry!
– IMPORTANT: When making class selections, please make note of the time and the duration of the course. Multi-session courses may not end at the time another course session begins. For example, 90 minute courses may not end or start at the end on the hour.
– Not all courses will allow the same number of participants. Enrollment is determined by the size of the classroom and topic.
– You cannot change your class choices after you have completed registration. Changes can be made only on the day of the event, but the course you want may not be available. Take extra time and care when planning your sessions and selecting the courses you want to take.
– REGISTER EARLY to get the best event price and course selections.
– To get the most from Pow Wow have all the members of your group select different courses. Then, you can share handouts and class notes when you get home.
Don’t forget it’s ‘Bring a Can Saturday”. What that all about?
This year’s Pow Wow community service project is to help our local food banks feed the needy. We ask that you bring one or more cans containing a food item (green beans, corn, peas, soups of all kinds, etc.) We will have bins there for your contribution. We sure would like to see all of them overflowing! But, please no food stuffs in glass, plastic, and paper containers or boxes.
What if I have question about Pow Wow? Send an e-mail to
Bill Mayo at: NCAC.PowWow@gmail.com.